Adam Kohl is a freelance naturalist in Wendell, MA available for a range of services

Services:

  • Field botany
  • Endangered species surveys
  • Nocturnal Lepidoptera surveys
  • Habitat landscaping consultant
  • Bumble bee surveys
  • Plant ID walks
  • Seed collection
  • Edible plants
  • Custom nursery grows
  • Presentations
  • Private & group lessons

Experience:

2016-Present Owner and operator: native plant nursery, consulting, and field botany business. Wendell, MA

2020-Present Researcher of nocturnal moth pollination: with Dr. Robert Gegear, at Gegear Lab. UMass Dartmouth

2019-Present Conservation Agent: Town of Wendell, MA (Voting member 2016-’19)

2019-Present Seed collector of common native plant species: Native Plant Trust. Framingham and Whately, MA

2019-Present Field botanist, entomological surveyor, and horticultural consultant: Landscape Interactions LLC. Northampton, MA

2016-Present Field botanist: University of Central Florida for Betsy Von Holle Ph.D’s research at Cape Cod National Seashore.

2019-Present Founder and member: Wendell Pollinator Group. Wendell, MA. Including walks, presentations, garden design & implementation, and planning in collaboration with FRCOG (Franklin Regional Council of Governments)

2018-Present Volunteer contributor of 300+ moth species records to Mass Moths project, including several new species records for Franklin Co., MA, and Adela purpurea (which had not been seen in the state in over 100 years).

2016-Present Private researcher: working to document flower visiting insects and other biodiversity of Wendell, MA in collaboration with J. William Stubblefield PhD

2018-2020 Presenter: Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) conference on native plant propagation; seed collection walks, and sowing demonstrations

2016-2017 Pollinator habitat designer: in collaboration with Moosewood Ecological (Chesterfield, NH) for Army Corps of Engineers at Otter Brook. Roxbury, NH

2014-2016 Propagation & nursery assistant, plant sales coordinator: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust). Designed, built, and maintained a fern propagation lab.

2016-Present Volunteer contributor: 30+ town-level plant records to Bertin R, et. al (2020) Vascular flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. New England Botanical Club.

2012-2015 Completed coursework: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust); On ferns, grasses, lichens, systematics, wildflowers, shrubs, seed biology, and horticulture

1997-Present Artist: recording, performing, visual, conceptual, and curating

pic by Matt Samolis